How to Bottle Feed Baby Goats

How to Get the Kid on the Bottle

If you do decide to stick with bottle feeding you might have to work with him to get him to suck on the bottle. What I do is sit down on a chair. Rest the baby’s stomach over my left leg — baby’s front legs draped over … click here to continue reading How to Bottle Feed Baby Goats

2008 Kids

Starburst kidded on February 19th, 2008. She was due to kid on Friday the 22nd. My son went out to milk and there were two dried off newborn baby bucklings, walking around and nursing. Another uneventful birth!

Dani and Lightning were bred to the same buck, but did not settle.

We were expecting one of … click here to continue reading 2008 Kids

Disbudding Kids by Irene Ramsay

The age to disbud kids varies from breed to breed. An approximate guide is:

BUCK KIDS Breed Toggenburg 1-7 days Saanen & Boers 2-10 days Alpine 4-18 days Nubian, Angora, feral 5-20 days

DOE KIDS Breed Toggenburg 2-10 days Saanen & Boers 4-21 days Alpine 6-21 Nubian, Angora, feral 7-25 days

Toggenburgs have a much … click here to continue reading Disbudding Kids by Irene Ramsay

Goat Baby Sweaters

I have to admit the first time I saw a pattern for “goat baby sweaters” on one of my favorite goat sites, Fiasco Farm, I thought to myself, “What is WRONG with people? Making SWEATERS for goats?!” Being in Arizona, with it not getting THAT cold here, and since we make a point to plan … click here to continue reading Goat Baby Sweaters

Dallas 3rd Kidding – 2006

DOB: 3/10/02 Age: 4 y 1m 3rd Freshening: Gestation 148 days; 1 doeling Due Date: March 11, 2006 Kidded on March 9, 2006 Previous Freshenings: 1st Gestation 150 days; 1 buckling, 1 doeling 2nd Gestation 150 days; 2 bucklings

Sire: N.AZ. Anatolians Keci’s Bambi is a registered American buck SD: Az High Country Spotty is … click here to continue reading Dallas 3rd Kidding – 2006

Lightning’s 2nd Kidding – 2005

DOB: 4/8/03 Age: 1 year, 11 months 2nd Freshening Gestation 149 days; 2 doelings Previous Freshenings: 1st Gestation 149 days; 1 buckling, 1 doeling

March 18, 2005 Day after Lightning gives birth.

Sire: N.AZ. Anatolians Keci’s Bambi is a registered American buck SD: Az High Country Spotty is a registered American doe SS: Ragels … click here to continue reading Lightning’s 2nd Kidding – 2005